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Hi, Can anyone tell me if the dvd recorder can copy onto DVD-RW or just DVD-R? Would be helpful as I'm recording alot of programmes for my parents and would be more cost effective to reuse than buy (plus less disposable)

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Re: rECORDER NOT RECOGNISING dvd-rw - Panasonic DMR-E50 DVD Recorder DVD & Blu-Ray Players

You can't use DVD-RW's in the E50.

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Re: rECORDER NOT RECOGNISING dvd-rw - Panasonic DMR-E50 DVD Recorder DVD & Blu-Ray Players

DVD-ram is what you are looking for

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Can DVD'S be fixed to play on any dvd player?

,THATS GOOD NEWS. cheers,,. u don't mention what recorder u r using when u put the tdk-R IN,,, DOES IT TELL U TO format the disc ???????? if it does and u don't format it will not record on disc Hi again if u wa?t to use RW rewritable disc's then u don't have to finalize them to play on other DVD players u can buy rw disc's on ON. E/EBAY Cheers.,..,..,...., try another brand of disc like TDK .THEY R GOOD ..when u have recorded a movie go into youre menu and find FINALIZE ..when u have finalized the disc it will play on most dvd players good luck

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Model DMR-ES30VEB. I have had this recorder for a few years now but since I got a new Sony TV at christmas I am having problems recording. When I record a programme the DVD says it does not recognise the...

DVD-RW discs are ideal for temporary video recording and data backup, but they are not recommended for successful finalising, as there is no guarantee that the disc will work in another device.

Have you tried using DVD-R discs? these CAN be recorded in video mode AND finalised for compatible playback in other players. I assume the DMR-ES30V is a DVD/VCR combo unit - if so, the DVD recorder will not recognise RW discs; only DVD-RAM and DVD-R.

DVD-R discs are recommended for video recording and finalising in this model. (later model Panasonic DVD recorders allow RW disc recording).

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I have dubbed vcr tape to a Sony DVD-RW disc and tried playing it back through a toshiba player and it keeps coming up Bad Disk. My PC won't even recognise it. When started dubbing the screen displayed 1hr...

Did you say you used a DVD-RW disc to transfer a videotape onto? The reason your PC won't recognise that disc is because the data format on it is a different language to what PCs understand - plus an unfinalised DVD-RW won't play in other DVD players - it is usually an incompatible format.

(DVD+RW discs with titles/top menus created in video mode CAN be played on a PC DVD drive or a normal DVD player as can finalised DVD-R discs (DVD-R discs MUST be recorded and finalised in the same recorder for compatible playback). DVD-RW discs can only be viewed on the unit they were written/recorded on.

The other reason for the 'remaining space' on the disc you describe showing less than 120 minutes is due to a title recently being recorded or erased - unless you format it - the 120 minute / 4.7GB DVD-RW will not show full available space. Erasing titles on re-writable DVDs does not increase space. The same rule applies to unfinalised +R / -R discs (you cannot re-format these to get the space back once recorded - they are 'once only' writables)

I recommend you invest in some DVD-R discs and re-copy your VHS tape to that - then if you are satisfied with the result, title etc., finalise the DVD-R - it will play on any DVD player or PC with DVD support (or it should). These discs are relatively inexpensive to buy just about anywhere.

Final note: do NOT finalise the DVD-RW you recorded (I hope you haven't already done this) - simply format/erase it - re-use it for something else or keep it until you need it.

You can use any brand of DVD, just take note of the format before recording/playing.

Mar 21, 2011 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

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I am trying to record with a sony dvd-r disc and the recorder don't recognize it. the only disc that works is the dvd ram 4.7 but that disc does not work on other standard dvd players. what is the answer?

According to the official description of that recorder, you should have no problem, this is from the description for the DMRES15:

Recordable DVD Media

Record your favorite shows onto DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM DVD discs. The DMR-ES15 is also compatible with DVD+R Double layer media and provides up to 14 hours of media recording.

Multi-Format Player

Don't worry about limited playback capabilities, the DMR-ES15 can play DVD, DVD-RW (VR Mode), DVD-RW (Video Mode), DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, VCD and CD-DA discs. Also, you can play your favorite songs from CDs or MP3 files, and JPEG images.

Nov 29, 2009 | Panasonic DMRES15 DVD Recorder

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DVD player won't record full time that is programed into it

There are two things are likely that can cause this: media and copyright protection. If you use DVD-RW or DVD-RAM, you should be able to copy shows ONE time onto the DVD. If you use DVD+RW, or DVD+R, it may issue a copy protection message just before it stops recording.
If the media is bad, it can also cause the machine to stop recording, I believe. You could put it into a PC and try erasing the contents before re-trying to use it in the DVD recorder.

Dec 19, 2008 | LG DR787T DVD Recorder

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Playing recorded DVDs on PC or other DVD player


This is problem exactly with finalizing for finalizing after disk burning You need to press stop button and finalising menu will appear in your display at that time you need to press Record button top finalize it will take a little time for finalizing then your DVD will play fine in all DVD players



Aug 23, 2008 | Philips DVDR3455H/37B

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Aquarius0128 there are two things to consider here.. dvd's recorded on a computer need to be closed/finalized after you have recorded onto them in order to be used on a stand alone player.. they will play ok on original recorder because of the design of these machines finalizing prepares the structure of the disc so it can be recognised by other players as a dvd video disc.. you will usually see a 'finalize disc' option in your recording program

Second issue is this.. even if finalized an older (or even some modern) stand alone players will not recognise a recorded disc made on a computer or even if it can there are different formats DVD+R DVD-R and even DVD-RAM and DVD-RW (the two latter ones are rarely recognised outside a computer)

Jan 29, 2008 | Sansui VRDVD5000 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Panasonic DMR-E50 won't recognise blank DVD's only

You can only record to dvd-ram or dvd-r NOT dvd-rw!

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